WADESBORO — Paul Esco Houser Sr., 74, died Nov. 13, 2012 at CMC Main in Charlotte.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Forsyth and Rev. Jeff Whitecotton officiating. Interment will follow in church cemetery.
The family will greet friends Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church.
Houser was born Aug. 10, 1938 in Knox County, Tenn., a son of the late Leo Houser and Dorothy “Dot” Ousley Houser. He was known as the “phone man,” having worked with Stromberg-Carlson and Bell Atlantic telecommunications, which later become Alltel. Following his retirement from Alltel, he opened Tu-Paul Communications with his son, “PJ”. He was a coach of all sports and was a member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church. Surviving are his children, Angie Brooks and husband Burt of Charlotte, Paul Esco “PJ” Houser II and wife, Donna of Wadesboro, Mary Beth Allen of Wadesboro; his grandchildren, Darrell Houser, Savannah Houser, Aaron Allen, Alicia Allen, Austin Allen, Gavin McCracken, Samuel McCracken and Lacy Brooks; his siblings, Kenny Houser, Jim Houser, Gloria Tarver, Nancy Dickerson, Linda Cirrincione and Brenda Hodge.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Kitts Houser; his siblings, Jane Young, Bill Houser and Bob Houser.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfuneralhomewadesboro.com.